Flying Scotsman – is back!

After a mammoth 10 year £4.2 Million rebuilding program spearheaded by the National Railway Museum, who bought her for £2.3m in 2004, Flying Scotsman is back on the rails again. Work to restore the locomotive began in 2006 with Flying Scotsman undergoing an extensive restoration in the workshop of Riley & Son (E) Ltd.

The locomotive is in its BR green livery as 60103. Flying Scotsman’s return as a working museum exhibit sets another record for the oldest mainline working locomotive on Britain’s tracks occurred yesterday 25/02/2016. As you can see from the videos below, there’s a bit of hoopla going on at the moment:

Flying Scotsman chasing down a spark, being chased in turn by three helicopters.

Flying Scotsman doing what she was designed for – running fast on the mainline

To find out more about what the Flying Scotsman is up to this year head over to her website ( for more.


About Andrew Martin

After a long IT and Telecommunications career in the USA and Australia, I've decided I need a break, I've changed focus and now work in the public transport sector - a complete change of pace. Hobby wise I'm focused on model railway layout building and modelling. I blog, write and publish as often as I am able.
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